Friday, November 27, 2009

Make it Pretty: The Blog

Right now I'm toying around with some ideas for a blog makeover. Because, let's face it, for a blog with "Pretty" in the title, this one's not much of a looker! Z has a pretty sweet web design program that just got a blogger capability update, so I trying my hand at it. So far I've come up with two beautiful designs. One is very soft & "pretty". The other is a bit more refined & artsy. Personally, the artsy one has my heart. However, my family all seems to like the softer one. So.. since you're the readers that see this thing every day, I thought you should have some say. Here's a sample screen shot of each:


I think the second one looks more professional, and is more eye-catching, but my family seems to think that the raw brick and wood isn't "pretty", and therefore doesn't go with my whole title & theme. Personally, I think the brick is GORGEOUS. Who cares if it's old and weathered? That's where the beauty is.

The first one is a bit more classic, and simple. Maybe a little less overwhelming?? I don't know. Speak up my fellow design-loving, deal-stealing, creative ladies (and any men who may read this blog)!

8 comments:

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

I vote for the 2nd one, that brick is GOR-GEOUS!!!

TRICIA @ The Zoo said...

I think that they are both lovely. The turquoise brick and those gorgeous old wooden steps would be my choice though.

XO*Tricia

Jorden and Kristin said...

I vote for number 2!!! the brick is gorgeous!!!!! Super gorgeous! :)

Jen @ homeinthecountry said...

I dig the second choice, too. Plus, it's your blog and you like it more, so you should go with it! :)

mrso' said...

I like the second one! I think the brick looks nice

Kishah said...

I like number 2! Love the brick. However, if you wanted to please your family, you might go for another color brick...But I love it just the way it is :)

Haven and Home said...

Love the second one, I am looking for a new background, where did you find this?

Lo said...

I would go with the second one for two reasons...1. you sound like you really like it a lot and 2. it is a great looking blog!

How did you create it? I'm trying to redesign my blog and I'm kinda searching high and low for how-tos.